Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia on Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 71 km southeast of Pulau Tanahmasa Island, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 3 March 2015 at 10:37 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 71 km southeast of Pulau Tanahmasa Island, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 3 March 2015 at 10:37 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 30 km depth

3 Mar 10:41 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Mar 3 16:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 32.0 to 30.0 km.
Date & time: 3 Mar 2015 10:37:31 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.72°S / 98.74°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Talakmau (181 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
154 km (96 mi) W of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) W of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) WSW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (133 mi) W of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) WSW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) SSW of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) W of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) S of Sibolga (pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) WSW of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
540 km (336 mi) SW of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (pop: 1,454,000) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) SSE of Nias Island (pop: 756,300) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) WSW of Sumatra Island (pop: 50,365,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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6.230 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
6.128 km53km NW of Sikabaluan, IndonesiaUSGS
6.156 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu

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5000A marine parade road S449284 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Singapore / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Tremors felt in Bishan, Singapore. Ceiling fans are swaying a bit.  
sorake beach nias island / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Standing in a traditional south nias house and heard some creaking of the wood and the rolling motion of a earthquake lasted for a long few secounds  
(Indonesia, 1692 km E of epicenter) : Started with slight movement increasing in strength and the faded away lasting quite a few seconds (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 1281 km SE of epicenter) : fairly strong earthquake vibrations in the region padang. (reported through EMSC)  
Padang City (Indonesia, 184 km E of epicenter) : fairly strong earthquake vibrations in the region padang City... (reported through EMSC)  
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